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Membership Ministry

The Membership Ministry supports fellowship by providing worship service greeters, hosting hospitality hour, and providing periodic lunches and dinners for the congregation. We strive to help both visitors and members make connections with each other and to feel like a part of the community and to grow in faith.

Ministry Team:

Elder Dale Wilkes, Chair -
Maureen Kalmbach, Co-Chair -
​Members: Jan Catanese, Karen Couser, Debi Franklin, Carol Hissom,

Gigi Johnston, Janis Lakin, Carolyn Marshall, Judy Placer, Larry Tremitiere, Ann Warren, Susan Zeleznik

Upcoming Fellowship Event:
Church Picnic

Plans are underway for our next event. Our Membership Ministry will be hosting a Church Picnic at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park on Sunday, June 2 after the 10:30 service. The park is currently undergoing renovations and we will be among the first to enjoy the new look. More details to follow soon.

A New Members Class has recently concluded.

Stay tuned for announcements concerning the next class later this year.

Our Ministry Supports:

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At each service, volunteers staff the welcome desk and greet members and visitors as they arrive. 

The Membership Committee is currently looking for Sunday Greeters! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up in the Narthex, click here, or email John Abernethy.

New Members Classes:


Committee members assist with setup, provide refreshments, and connect with attendees.  We assist on the day new members join the church and follow up with them over the first few months of membership to answer questions and assist with assimilation.

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Hospitality Hour, Dinners, Fellowship Lunches and Dine Around:


As a way for members to meet and get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere, we offer hospitality time in the Narthex following each service.  The team hosts a lunch or dinner on a quarterly basis.  Dine around groups are also organized for brunch or dinner for those wishing to participate. Special outings are planned periodically to local theatrical venues.  All these activities support the effort to deepen ties and help form a deeper sense of Community.  

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